Hub vs Combo

Discussion in 'Estes Express Lines' started by Lagging, Dec 18, 2017.

  1. Lagging

    Lagging New Member

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    What’s the difference
     
  2. Canadian Flyer

    Canadian Flyer They Call Me CF, Eh

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    Combo drivers, I believe, are expected to do city or line runs as needed.

    Hub drivers usually have to work the dock.

    Someone else will undoubtedly correct me if I'm wrong.
     
  3. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    Hub drivers generally work the dock. Hub time doesn't count for anything except hub.

    Combo works what is needed. You might run linehaul, city, hub, dock, jockey. Combo time is portable and can be used if you later decide to change categories.

    There are merits to both. It depends on the terminal and your needs as to which is better.
     
  4. cracker

    cracker Active Member

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    Where do new hires go for orientation and how long is it?
     
  5. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    Orientation is at your domiciled terminal. Lasts a couple hours or so.
     
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  6. Bigtea2k4

    Bigtea2k4 Active Member

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    When I started orientation was for about 4 hours and I had 2 days of road training. Paperwork is easy, just hard when going to the terminals because each terminal is setup differently and some have inspection check in lanes
     
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  7. cracker

    cracker Active Member

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    THanks Drummer I know I can always count on you for info! Much appreciated.
     
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  8. cracker

    cracker Active Member

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    Do you guys have navigation or directions into terminals?
     
  9. Bigtea2k4

    Bigtea2k4 Active Member

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    They’ll give you a book with directions to each terminal. It really helps out because a gps sometimes doesn’t bring you the best way into the terminal.
     
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  10. drummerforhire

    drummerforhire Well-Known Member

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    Bookmark this in your phone. It gets updated as soon as a new terminal is added or if one changes locations.

    http://www.estes-express.com/WebApp/TerminalList/
     
  11. White

    White Well-Known Member

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    Does anyone hang out as Combo? In my previous (union) career, I would bid swing driver for variety & first pick at top runs. Just curious if there's a downside I guess. Thanks
     

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